That's not to say the agency hasn't been able to make "good" use of it with analytics programs, though. One such program, ominously labeled Co-Traveler, allows the NSA to determine "behaviorally relevant relationships" based on data from signals intelligence activity designators (or sigads for short) located around the world, including one codenamed "Stormbrew." That's a lot of jargon for what are essentially data hubs that collect geolocation information down to the cell tower level. Co-Traveler can locate targets of interest based on cellphone users moving in tandem, even if they're unknown threats -- frequent meetups with an existing suspect could reveal a close associate, for instance.Source: Engadget
NSA collects your cellphone location records everyday
Posted on Thursday, Dec 05 2013 @ 10:52 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
News hit the wire that the NSA spies on virtually every cellphone users' location. A new report by the Washington Post claims that the NSA captures about 5 billion cellphone location records per day, so much that even the NSA doesn't have the proper tools to sift through it all.